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Chorizo vs Meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chorizo and Meat

  • Chorizo has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Vitamin D, however Meat is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3.
  • Chorizo covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 66% more than Meat.
  • Meat has 22 times less Sodium than Chorizo. Chorizo has 1235mg of Sodium, while Meat has 57mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Chorizo, pork and beef and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Meat
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Zinc +40.9%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +78%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Copper +38.8%
Equal in Potassium - 421
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Zinc +40.9%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +78%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Copper +38.8%
Equal in Potassium - 421

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Meat
Contains more Vitamin E +175%
Contains more Vitamin D +650%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +250.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.012
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 45% 0% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 2% 251% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +175%
Contains more Vitamin D +650%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +250.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.012

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chorizo Meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Meat Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 26.17g Meat
Fats 38.27g 3.51g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 143kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 6mg Chorizo
Iron 1.59mg 1.15mg Chorizo
Magnesium 18mg 29mg Meat
Phosphorus 150mg 267mg Meat
Potassium 398mg 421mg Meat
Sodium 1235mg 57mg Meat
Zinc 3.41mg 2.42mg Chorizo
Copper 0.08mg 0.111mg Meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.08mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU 10IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 0.2µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.95mg Meat
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.387mg Meat
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 7.432mg Meat
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 1.012mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.739mg Meat
Folate 2µg 0µg Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2µg 0.57µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.275mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 1.175mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 1.288mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 2.229mg Meat
Lysine 2.414mg 2.427mg Meat
Methionine 0.47mg 0.721mg Meat
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 1.1mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 1.367mg Meat
Histidine 0.721mg 1.13mg Meat
Cholesterol 88mg 73mg Meat
Trans Fat g 0.033g Chorizo
Saturated Fat 14.38g 1.198g Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 1.334g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 0.506g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
68
Chorizo
65
Meat
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
41
Meat

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
145%
Chorizo
157%
Meat
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Meat
Fats
177%
Chorizo
16%
Meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1178mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.182g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Meat
Meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chorizo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173859/nutrients
  2. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.